Title: The Racketeer Summary: A dapper gangster sponsors an alcoholic violinist in order to win the love of a glamorous divorced socialite. Directed by: Howard Higgin Actors: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew Production Company: Pathé Exchange Release Date: 9 November 1929 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
Tough mobster Mahlon Keane practically runs crime in New York City. He meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker. Rhoda needs the money to help nurse broken alcoholic concert violinist Tony Vaughan back to health. In between his criminal dealings, Keane takes up Rhoda's cause and helps promote Vaughan's return to public performance. Rhoda agrees to marry Keane but still harbors unrequited love for Tony Vaughan. On the eve of her marriage, Vaughan confesses his love to Rhoda. Now how will she handle her mobster fiancée?